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by Pamirski
Mon Jun 29, 2020 8:15 am
Forum: Outdoor adventures
Topic: Favorable temperature for camping and dog
Replies: 17
Views: 272

Re: Favorable temperature for camping and dog

There is a planning website you could try to get an estimation. I find the idea cool to combine route planner with climate information. But climate is not weather, there might be unexpected heat at some time. In 2013 we had 30 degrees on Pamir plateau (Murghab).
by Pamirski
Fri Jun 26, 2020 1:50 pm
Forum: Kyrgyzstan
Topic: Khan Tengri base camp trek - anyone hiked both way without helicopter?
Replies: 4
Views: 166

Re: Khan Tengri base camp trek - anyone hiked both way without helicopter?

What is the problem about hiking in and out, if you get in, you get out. Crampons are certainly a good idea. We've only experience of walking to Merzbacher Hut and Lake, even horses do this way. But that was in 2004, helicopter was not so reliable that time and we therefore did not use it, as it was...
by Pamirski
Sun Jun 14, 2020 7:09 am
Forum: Afghanistan
Topic: Trekking to Chaqmaqtin lake
Replies: 2
Views: 164

Re: Trekking to Chaqmaqtin lake

Hi What do you mean with climbing? There is no technical climbing required, just walking. We went in 2013 to the Little Pamir ( Blog with pictures ). But only to the Kyrgyz settlements (Kash Goz, Bozoi Gumbaz) and not to Chaqmaqtin, but from the Kyrgyz settlements it is just flat (a guide used to do...
by Pamirski
Fri Jun 05, 2020 5:13 am
Forum: Afghanistan
Topic: Just back from a month in the Wakhan/Little Pamir
Replies: 18
Views: 4071

Re: Just back from a month in the Wakhan/Little Pamir

I don't know, but I think the borders between Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan should still be closed for tourists,due to corona.
by Pamirski
Thu Jun 04, 2020 2:56 pm
Forum: Afghanistan
Topic: Just back from a month in the Wakhan/Little Pamir
Replies: 18
Views: 4071

Re: Just back from a month in the Wakhan/Little Pamir

As for the Kyrgyz camps of Little Pamir, you cannot reach them by car, unless the Chinese will have built a road (which is their intention). So it is usually 2-3 days of trekking from Sarhad to the Little Pamir. You could easily drive to those camps from Tajikistan (which is nearer than Sarhad), but...
by Pamirski
Sun May 31, 2020 8:48 am
Forum: Itineraries & trip reports
Topic: Cycling Dagestan?
Replies: 3
Views: 450

Re: Cycling Dagestan?

Richard (Lonelytraveller) cycled last year in Dagestan. You find some photos and infos on his page.
by Pamirski
Sun Mar 22, 2020 8:01 am
Forum: Roads, borders and security updates
Topic: Coronavirus: when can we start traveling again?
Replies: 16
Views: 2637

Re: Coronavirus: when can we start traveling again?

It seems difficult to estimate, when travel will be again possible without heavy restrictions. If you have a lot of time, you might be doing the 2 weeks quarantine in certain (safe) countries (e.g. China) and then be fine until there might be a new wave of infections in that country. But at the mome...
by Pamirski
Wed Jun 12, 2019 8:09 pm
Forum: Tajikistan
Topic: Pamir Highway by camper
Replies: 7
Views: 1114

Re: Pamir Highway by camper

In 2013 we saw a Norwegian ambulance on the Pamir highway, entering from Kyrgyzstan, but they had to turn around, because the ambulance was too heavy and they did not make it over Akbaital (reduced power with the height), some days later they doubled us, apperently they made it somehow over Akbaital.
by Pamirski
Sat May 18, 2019 4:47 pm
Forum: Visas & embassy reports
Topic: Visa on arrival in Iran: Reports and Q&A
Replies: 43
Views: 10940

Re: Visa on arrival in Iran: Reports and Q&A

Applied 10 days before entry for a Visa grant at Teheran (visa on arrival). Rejected 2 days later, comment: apply through agent or host. We had given a hotel adress. Went without the visa grant. There were few people at the visa counter at IKA. Most of them had a positive confirmation of the e-visa ...
by Pamirski
Sun Apr 14, 2019 7:16 pm
Forum: Cycling
Topic: cycling Dushanbe or Khorog to OSH
Replies: 2
Views: 1234

Re: cycling Dushanbe or Khorog to OSH

Hi, back in 2009 I had the following breakdown, went the southern route, as military blocked the northern route because of shootings, then Wakhan (second number is altimeters): Kochkar Bulak 150 2350 Iranian street worker camp at Panj River 139 2150 Jorf 115 1450 Shidz 117 1900 Pish 70 950 Bolbar 11...